According to TSN the Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz has stated that Steve Sullivan may not be back in time for training camp.
With all of the free agent signings mostly done, which 5 teams from the league do you think will have the best record next season?
This is for all the Gainey doubters, as Ive said before Bob has a plan, develop from within, make some minor trades, and sign a few key free agents along the way.
Now dont get me wrong, the problem with the Habs right now is toughness and grit, however Bob did try to fix this by trying to sign Shannahan last year and Smyth this year. When we start winning the free agents will come.
Both the CBC and TSN announced their broadcast schedules for the upcoming NHL season.
In total, there will be 155 games shown on either TSN (70 games) or CBC (85 games). Games on TSN will be shown nationally to all audiences and feature several games involving American teams. On CBC some games will be regionalized. However, all games on CBC will be available online at their website.
With the additions of Ryan Smyth, and Scott Hannan, and the already developed roster of the Colorado Avalanche, the avs seem destined for a run for the cup similar to their 2001 team.
According to TSN, legendary Montreal Canadiens GM Sam Pollock passed away today in Toronto at the age of 81.
NHL Online in Canada is reporting Peca to the Rangers is a done deal:
1 Year, no financial details were disclosed.
My interest every year at the beginning of the season is in the wildcard team/s (in the rare event there is two) in each conference, and somehow I have a pretty good record on this, albeit I readily admit my focus on it is not all scientific, even if I believe fairly logical, from just sitting and judging roster names and their impact. I count on some teams, but what am I overlooking? Where is the surprise that could blind-side me? The unexpected is what I fear most in life in general, because what you expect, you can prepare for. Therefore this is why I purposely think of the wildcards when the season starts.
According to Hockeybuzz, the New York Islanders have signed center Josef Vasicek.
Vasicek, native of Czechoslovakia had 6 goals and 16 assists for 22 points in 63 games last season. He started the season for the Hurricanes then was traded to the Predators. He made $1.3 million last season, expect him to get a slight paycut.